MANICOUAGAN IMPACT CRATER FROM THE ISS.
Photo Credit: NASA Astronaut, Don Pettit: CLICK for larger image and see below for links and information.
On February 23, 2012; NASA astronaut Don Pettit captured this image of the amazing Manicouagan impact crater in Quebec, Canada. Very similar to the previous photo but this time it’s on the night side of Earth with Orion in the background and the aurora borealis hugging the North Pole. Below I have catalogued a list of astronauts/cosmonauts and their social media links for you to check out and follow because you never know when you will see something from them as amazing as this. Actually; it’s pretty likely that you will!
Manicouagan Crater is the largest visible impact crater on Earth spanning about 60 miles (100 km) in diameter and it’s sometimes known as the “Eye of Quebec”. Estimated to be roughly 215 million years old, it’s also one of the oldest known impact craters. The impactor that created this formation was likely upwards of 3 miles (5 km) in diameter. The ring of water is known as the Manicouagan Reservoir which is associated with the Daniel-Johnson Dam (World’s largest multiple-arch dam) and it contains approximately 33.5 cubic miles (139.8 cubic KM) of water and is the fifth largest reservoir on Earth by volume.
The central island is named Rene-Levasseur Island and it’s the second largest lake island after Manitoulin Island in Lake Huron and it covers an area of around 1259 miles (2020 km) or a diameter of around 44.7 miles (72 km). The highest point on the island is Mount Babel which rises 3123 feet (952 meters).
Also; here’s my reference guide that I created a while back with EVERYTHING you need to see the ISS overhead: https://danspace77.com/iss-tracking/
INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION:
Sunita (Suni) Williams:
FUTURE ISS CREWMEMBERS……………